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Judge sentences former delegates in slush fund case


After more than five years and at the expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the special prosecutors for the Navajo Nation presented their last slush fund cases to the Window Rock District Court for sentencing on Wednesday.

Before the end of the day, 13 former members of the Navajo Nation Council and two former legislative staff members were scheduled to be sentenced before Window Rock District Court Judge Carol Perry.

All have pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy or defrauding the tribe and entered into plea agreements with the special prosecutors, admitting to being part of a conspiracy that went on from 2006 through 2010 to acquire money from the tribal discretionary fund for members of their family or, in the case of the staff members, for themselves.


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